TIME: DO YOU HAVE A COMMITMENT FROM ISRAEL THAT IT WON'T EXPAND THE WAR INTO SYRIA OR IRAN?
RICE: The Israelis have said publicly that they do not want to widen this war. And I take them at their word.
TIME: IS THERE A PLAN TO PURSUE A COMPROMISE ON EXCHANGING PRISONERS?
RICE: The release of the abducted prisoner [by Hamas] unconditionally has been called for by many international bodies, including the G-8. And everybody recognizes there is an issue with Lebanese prisoners. But in the diplomacy, there isn't contemplation of suggesting a prisoner exchange.
TIME: MANY COMMENTATORS BELIEVE THE U.S....